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SFGTV
Jan 31, 2013 9:00pm PST
would be replenished over time if the city should use it. additionally, using conservative rates, that could potentially be situationses where the city's component in addition to the 87.5% of [speaker not understood] would not be sufficient to pay debt service. the idea would be the city would pay that debt service and then get reimbursed with future collection. additionally, the [speaker not understood] fund is for the final -- the 20 47 maturity, which would -- because we're asking for an extension, we don't know what the market would be like. we proposed going further than the 20 45 expiration date of the district. this would allow us flexibility of future dates to take that out, but it just allows us to put money aside for that future payment. * additionally, all these extra surpluses, if you can look at the cash flow, the first few years are the most constrained because of cash flow reasons. and the back end is potential for surpluses. we are proposing that that goes to the med for improvements to the existing campus as well as future improvement to moscone. so, the way we a
SFGTV2
Feb 1, 2013 1:30pm PST
is. we're announcing today that we're providing some of this data to the city as a kind of public service to help the citizens here figure out how many people walk around their neighborhood. but mostly it's to help public service, like the fire department, the police department, the mta know more about how people move around. so, we're providing crowd data. so, if a thousand people pass one of our sensors in an hour, that data will be available publicly. every month. so, chris, do you want to go a little deeper? >> you can see we have a lot of blocks around union square covered. when you show this data to property owners and real estate agents and to retailers, they want to know more about how much -- how many people walk in front of their store every day, kind of the story -- the way i thought of the idea was standing in my balcony looking down at walgreens and realizing they had no idea how many people pass their store every day. they don't know that, how do they know if they're successful because the weather is nice, or because they did something right. so, you want to go into
SFGTV2
Feb 1, 2013 1:00pm PST
spots are all over the city. and we have also been concentrating on what makes a neighborhood more dangerous for pedestrians, what makes a neighborhood more safer. and i suggest to you tonight that -- or today that in our downtown area is probably one of the most safest areas to walk buzz we pay a lot more attention to that area. but there are a lot of other places where we haven't considered the issues of lowering the speed, as we've done around our schools with walk sf. we haven't done enough study around the data, completed the data of collision and pedestrian injuries as well as we should have to make it safer. so, our pedestrian strategy really is in draft form. we have completed it in this month, and we plan to introduce it throughout the various public agencies and commissions and allow it to be publicly vented. but we do have two very solid goals, and that is by 2016, we want to reduce the number of serious or fatal pedestrian accidents by 25% in the next four years. and by 20 21, by 50%. we want to reduce that number. that's a great goal. we've always got to drive ourselve
SFGTV2
Feb 1, 2013 2:00pm PST
make our city government the best 21st century city government that we have in the entire world. so, thank you for being here, and it is my pleasure to introduce our mayor's budget director kate howard who in addition to helping to balance multi-billion dollar budgets every year, she will tell you about our plans around our chief data officer. thank you so much for being here. (applause) >> good morning, everyone. i'm kate howard. i'm the mayor's budget director. i'm here to just to talk briefly about the really exciting opportunity that i think is going to be coming up in the city, which is announcement of our new chief data officer. some people may think that the budget office is mostly being countered, but really our office is focused on how do we make government more efficient, how do we make it more effective, and how do we use information to make better decisions. and i think that's why the mayor has asked that the chief data officer sit in my office. so that they have access to financial information as well as a team of people who are already inclined to work on analytical pr
SFGTV2
Jan 31, 2013 10:00pm PST
can work in collaboration, when we open up and establish within our city contracts that the companies that do service for us do not own the data that they generate from us, that they will have a contractual obligation to share that with the city so that we can mine that to the rest of the city, that's advance of opportunities for everybody. i know at the heart of sharing this data, there is going to be a lot more jobs created, a lot more people out therein venting new ways to establish small businesses that will improve the way we live and work and play in the city. and we look forward to great events like a super bowl host or something like that, we're going to be able to give people a really rich amount of programs that they could access from here to santa clara to san jose. we can act regionally with our data and we can join and continue to be in the great city of san francisco. so, i want to thank all of the people, all of the different starting up companies here and those that are inventing with us, thank them for celebrating innovation month in such a exemplary way. an
SFGTV2
Jan 31, 2013 9:30pm PST
your app. if you're looking for a park or if you're not familiar with any of the parks here in the city are, this app is a perfect accessory. so we're basically zooming in on the map right now. you can see the clustering 2 12 parks. as you get closer in, it lets you know where you're at. i'll zoom in on a park. you can see many different parks here. if you go to dolores, we'll start to see all of the facilities that they have available. looks like there's a tennis court, a dog play area, some children's park play areas. and if you actually go into one of the children's play area maybe, you can see some details about it. any news about each of the parks is going to be referenced here through a feed. ability to donate to the rec and park. let's say a ballfield, you'd be getting ballfield information. if there's close out based on rain. and you can do some filtering, spot-check the filtering real quick. this is what's near right now. filter, we've got, i don't know, what is it, over 10 categories, maybe closer to 20. and basically anything you're looking for, you can turn on right here. for me
SFGTV
Jan 31, 2013 7:30pm PST
cost effective way to bring rail quality service to different corridors of the city. i know the adoption of the brt strategy by the authority happened in 2003. i want to commend jose luis for his leadership in bringing those projects, van brt and gary brt, to where they are taking into consideration the concerns and needs of the neighborhoods. as chair of the authority, i want to thank you for the services you have provided to the city and county of san francisco. before we make the official presentation and before we allow you to say a few words i want to open it up to my colleagues they would like to add anything. commissioner avalos. >> thank you chair campos. i'm going to be brief because you mentioned a lot of things i want to mention. thank you for your great service and dedication to the city and county of san francisco, and transportation. your mark is been made in the city. i share the same sentiment about the staff, and the level of expertise in helping us make decisions and move forward on a number of key projects. i want to say thank you for your great service and wi
SFGTV2
Jan 31, 2013 10:30pm PST
officer. more broadly how do you think san francisco compares and what are some of the other cities that are doing really well in terms of open data? >> i should be clear. when san francisco is third, we have a pact. i'll add to that actually. what's great in san francisco is there is not just going to be a chief data officer. there is also the office of civic innovation. jay's team, shannon's team. by having both of those units in place i think there is going to be a really powerful team. because you can't just open up the data. you have to do things like this, where you get the community together or you have people actually talking about it because the demand side, as we were talking about it, will be there because there is going to be someone there. there have to be people working with it who are getting out there. i think this is what this city is going to be really powerful. in terms of other cities doing as well, chicago is doing some really interesting stuff. scary cool stuff. they're taking 3 in 1 data, pothole request and crime report and matching it up with social media. t
NBC
Feb 1, 2013 4:30am PST
city on the lower deck. you can see a light volume of traffic. there is a bit of construction over on the east shore freeway not causing slowdowns and we're always watching the city by the bay because we got a big game coming up with san francisco playing on sunday. we have to focus. we all have to focus. back to you guys. >> thank you very much. we'll have more on that coming up in just a bit. >>> rising concerns in the east bay this morning where nearly every city dealing with a double digit leap in car thefts. the latest stats from the alameda county regional auto theft task force show the top two most stolen cars are honda accords from 1990 to 1997 and honda civics from 1990 to 2000. officials say those models can be stolen in under 30 seconds and that parking lots and business plazas close to freeways are some of the major hot spots for those crimes. it's what happens after the theft that has police worried. >> they use stolen cars to commit robberies, burglaries, auto theft leads to everybody. it leads to dope. it leads to weapons. it leads to identity theft. i was in hayward
SFGTV
Jan 31, 2013 5:30pm PST
community benefit we need. this gets us to a place we have 51% renewable generation in the city. that is amazing. we should look at that and wow how they doing that and still competitive with pg&e rates? and i think it's different from the enabling legislation for the contract it's hard to wrap our heads around t i was happy to hear ms. miller to come up with solutions and look at other things and this is a larger program and looking at others to come up with a solution is a great idea but i would like to hear more things like that from lafco. i think it's the role of the agency to serve as the positive, to move the paths between complicated and sometimes opposite opinions and i know it's challenging and we need to rely on puc for experts on the program but there is value what we're paying local power to do and i think it's a way to get beyond the arguments this is just doubling the rates. this say program for people that can afford to pay the premium cost. the work is innovative and i am start to appreciate looking at other national models. they're really in the forefront of what is goi
SFGTV2
Jan 31, 2013 11:30pm PST
welcome the great mayor of the great city of san francisco mayor ed lee. >> audience: let's go giants! let's go giants. >> let's go giants. wow how thrilled we're are to have the world series champions back in san francisco. what a year it has been. it's been the year of the orange dragon. yeah! . orange october. but you know we have celebrated, we have screamed, we have shouted all year long and once again the giants have captured our imagination and team work and they did the hard work. often we look at sports and we have super stars and we have super stars but there is a motto on the clubhouse wall and it says "25 guys, one common goal, win today". [cheers and applause] and they certainly live up to this motto. when i see young people, all of the city supporting giants gear it's about the impact of this team. it is hard work, perseverance and hard work and work with each other. did bruce bochy and these 25 guys quick when they lost the first two games against cincinnati? no. did they accept the inevitable with st. louis? no. they carried on with determination and experts and pundit
SFGTV
Jan 31, 2013 9:30pm PST
the city. we as a community down at fisherman's wharf support. this we see there is great up side potential and forming the public/private partnership, we see as very positive as we've seen some great results from the tid that's already been set up. so, we definitely down at the wharf support this project. >> thank you. >>> if you have any questions. >> thanks very much. next speaker. >>> good afternoon, supervisors. my name is kevin carol. i'm the executive director of the hotel council of san francisco and the council fully supports the proposals you are considering today. that will enable the city to enter into a partnership with the hotel community to invest in the expansion of moscone center. moscone center generates currently hosts 1 million visitors each year and generates more than 1.6 billion in visitor spending. this in turn contributes to millions of dollars to the city general fund and supports thousands of jobs. the proposed expansion will generate even more benefits. tourism dollars generated from moscone center activities ripple into every neighborhood in the city.
SFGTV
Jan 31, 2013 6:00pm PST
chosen to make his first state of the city address here. it sends a message for all student in san francisco. you know that this city's future don't understand on the education we provide for all our children. it's with great pleurisy introduce the mayor of the city of san francisco. good morning thank you laura republican for that kind introduction and thank you for opening your divorces to me this morning. i want to honor david and all your supervisors and to our two newest supervisors. mayor brown thank you for being here and taking the time to join us this morning. you have done so much in this county >> and since this is my first city address i'm hoping you'll cut me some slack if you chose to write about it in the newspapers. to the department heads and consistent leaders and education leaders to all of you who are online and thank you all of you for joining us this morning. and, of course, to my wonderful wife, mother and friend thank you for being here and pitting up with me for all these years >> a year ago i stood before i and score my term of office pledging to seize the
SFGTV2
Jan 31, 2013 8:00pm PST
you very much. it is terrific. it is fun to see a lot of the city. thank you. >> hello, and good afternoon. thank you for coming to the industry summit. it is your participation your that makes this work so well. if you look at your program, you will see that our opening speaker is john newlin, president of the entertainment commission. i, however, and not john newlin. i have more hair than john newlin. but i am vice chair of the commission. permit compliance is up. the violence is down. a variety of entertainment is what makes our city great. we will touch on the upcoming party legislation -- party bus legislation and a safe place for our youth to go. after our panel discussion will have some regard groups so we can share ideas and brainstorm. we have a very luminary panel here. right now, i would like to introduce our cheap -- chief of police. [applause] >> good afternoon. i also am not john newlin, and i have less hair than him. [laughter] is a pleasure to be here for the second year. there are fewer people here. that might be because it has been a good year. as audrey suggest
SFGTV2
Jan 31, 2013 8:30pm PST
have determined in the city that this legislation is good -- good legislation. there's no conditional use requirement to have this. a lot of people today want to have food, drink, and be able to have some music. how can we get the limited live entertainment excluded from the know amplified or no live entertainment excluded on the transfers? >> that is going to mostly driven locally. most of the conditions you'll ever see on an abc license are because we rely, to a great extent, on the police department and local officials to determine what is best for their communities. i'm not trying to pin this on you guys or blame you guys, but we do try to work with you. we do not tend to want to overrule the police department very often. now that said, i get a fair number of petitions and appeals to me. typically, they are from the neighbors. i want to see that there is actually a practical problem posed -- that the condition is there to solve, not that this is the way the things have been or maybe there's someone who is satisfied by what is potentially wrought by having live entertai
SFGTV2
Jan 31, 2013 7:00pm PST
was uninhabitable. it sat there vacant for quite a while. the city decided to buy the building in 1999 for $2. we worked and looked at ways that we can utilize the building for an office building. to build an icon i can building that will house a lot of city departments. >> the san francisco public utilities commission has an important job. we provide clean, pristine public drinking water to 2.6 million people in the san francisco bay area from the hetch hetchy regional water system. with also generate clean renewable energy for city services like public buses, hospitals, schools, and much more. and finally, we collect and treat all the city's wastewater and stormwater making it safe enough to discharge into the san francisco bay and pacific ocean. >> in 2006 the puc was planning a record number of projects. >> the public utilities commission is a very infrastructure-rich organization. we're out there rebuilding the water system. we've budget working on power generation in the country. we've been doing sewer for the city. we're looking at a brand-new rebuild of all watt systems in san
SFGTV
Feb 1, 2013 11:00am PST
here in the city, to tax us a little bit on it, but this is what we do as a great international city. all of you have a very distinct role in all of this and it's my pleasure to begin telling you how proud i am and the months of september and particularly october have all been full of great events, and numerous events, and sometimes on schedules that while we had mentally took note they would be on the similar weekends, we were of course needing to really communicate with each other, and make sure we did all the things in the background that no one ever sees and talks to each other to make sure things happen smoothly, and i want to give big kudos to ed risin and all the others in transportation and advising people to take public transportation and emphasize that in all of our major international and worldwide and world seize of events that happened in the city. >> >> whether it's america's cup or fleet week or some incredible music on the bluegrass side of the city as well as just neighborhood events that we continue to invite we shined very well because we did do the right emphasis
SFGTV2
Feb 1, 2013 2:30pm PST
locations around the city. and started to do this and started to think there must be a list out there. there must be a list of every park in san francisco. i would find it in wikipedia. we stumbled into the sf data website and started looking. it was unbelievable, actually. so, some of the data sets we really needed were already there in very, very good format. and random things that i would never think of like movie set locations in the city of san francisco or every piece of civic art that was there, just really interesting things all with, you know, latitude-longitude, tags and information about them. it was really interesting. and then in my first meeting, in our first meeting with the innovation group, the city i heard of 10 other things that i clearly should have been using and didn't even know existed, literally within the first 15 minutes of the meeting. ss things like street safety, sidewalk safety scores and quality scores so we could wrap people around places. * route people around places. really unbelievable. we availed ourselves of resources going forward. we had the same
SFGTV
Feb 1, 2013 11:30am PST
golden the great fill an to 50 here in the city. >> >> >> asked me to speak before the presidio homeowners association and i did and do you know what happened after? a young woman identified herself as the head of a small family foundation and said "what do you need admiral?" and i need computers and pentium computers came out and were the fastest thing. i need those computers. all three buildings were outfitted by that foundation, by that woman. i had more computers than the police department and the fire department and before i had nothing and it was interesting. i said to the mayor -- mayor jordan how do i approach these people? how do i do it? and he said "well, john i heard you speak before. just throw one of your guilt trips on them" and it worked. i know time is running out. i will make this quick but i wanted you to know how we got here. it didn't happen. it wasn't magic and this building as the mayor told you was a direct result of a tragedy on 101 california street and went up in the building and the crazed gun man killed all those people and i asked to build this buil
ABC
Feb 1, 2013 6:00pm EST
many in city hall. three days ago he quietly celebrated one of his finest moments on the job, when he announced the district was enjoying a $417 million budget surplus. today he announced his retirement. >> there are times when we have become exasperated with each other, but i think that is to be expected. there's a lot of passion involved and sometimes it gets put on display. then he took office in 2000 when the district was nearly broke. now they have nearly $1.5 billion of savings. some residents were grateful for his work, but they want more. >> employees such as myself, we need money to help our families. i>> we should budget for what we have and get it right. it should have been spent on something worthwhile. >> he has had controversy like the 2009 conviction of a tax office employe for embezzling $50 million from the city. recently a securities and exchange commission investigation. a columnist says overall, he will be remembered for helping revive the destruct. >> he presided over a good transition. >> the mayor called him an exemplary stored of the city's finances and he will
SFGTV
Jan 31, 2013 4:00pm PST
you can see the highlight of the mayors city he'd i have attacked the press release for you. you can take a look at other elements of the city and the successes that have trans paradise throughout the year. and that concludes my report >> public comment 1, 2, 3, 4. seeing none. i wanted to see the date >> i thought that was a bit awkward but i trusted my calendar. and their website isn't up so i couldn't go back and verify. we'll we will verify that for you >> it is the 7 accounting. >> our retreat is on the 28 of february. is it the rae treat the wednesday >> i believe it was a thursday and thursday. >> commissioners should have - i don't know if you have. >> it's at 1 clock. >> we just changed over from different softwares. i'm going to blame it on that and mr. president, would i like the next item called >> it allows the president to make announcements that are of interest to the small business community. >> and we're going to talk about b - i want to give you some information the fundraising efforts we raised $70,000 raised. we're right on track. we're currently selecting bus
WETA
Feb 1, 2013 6:00pm EST
there were people trapped underneath the rubble. both the president and the mayor of mexico city have visited the scene. the mexican capital is used to experiencing earthquakes. the authorities appear well prepared for search and rescue work. sniffer dogs are being used to look for survivors. so far, though, the authorities have remained tight-lipped about the cause of the blast. local media are reporting that it might have been caused by an electrical fault or gas leak in an adjacent building but there's no confirmation nor denial of that. behind this police cordon, the rescue operation is continuing and preparing to carry on throughout the night. still on the scene here, there are family members of missing workers desperately waiting for news of their loved ones. and either way, this is the worst explosion in mexico city for almost 30 years. will grant, bbc news, mexico. >> now to the wise-cracking former mayor of new york who was as colorful and as exuberant as his city. ed koch was known for speaking his mind and taking on his critics. after a decade of leading the big apple in th
PBS
Feb 1, 2013 2:30pm PST
. tonight we look back on the life of ed koch and his lasting impact on new york city. in mexico city, authorities are promising a farrer investigation after 32 people were killed in a blast at mexico's state-owned oil company. >> the blast took place at the worst possible moment. in the middle of the afternoon, just as shifts were changing. workers at the state-run energy giant who were in the lobby were caught up in the explosion whicher to through the ground floor -- which tore through the ground floor. emergency services were quickly on the scene and the red cross attended to many of the injured -- injured outside the building. others were taken to nearby hospitals. as the building was evacuated, it soon became clear that the blast had caused significant loss of life and damage. >> we saw the explosion and all the windows in the tower came down. it was very strong. >> we evacuated the tower and i was trapped in the elevator and that scared me. >> large numbers of troops and police have been deployed to help with the rescue operation. the authorities confirmed there were people tra
NBC
Jan 31, 2013 11:00pm PST
hishearted. >> well, it certainly doesn't make sense when a championship trashed the city. but that's what happens. victory in san francisco has been plagued by violence. the last time they won the super bowl in 1995, there were close to 200 arrests in the city after the game. and after the world series celebration, fires, vandalism, you name it. so what's going to happen this sunday? nbc is live in san francisco where one sports fan knows just how quickly a celebration can turn ugly. >> that's right, jessica. 49ers fans are excited about the big game. some are right here at city hall takes pictures of the building awash in red and gold. but there is concern about celebrations getting out of hand. no one wants a repeat of world series victory violence. >> reporter: 49ers fans are ready. >> it's going to be amazing. >> reporter: lifelong 49ers fan is hoping for a big win. but plans to avoid post-game street celebrations. >> when it gets later at night and people have been drinking, win or lose, it's going to be something to keep an eye on. >> reporter: timiney knows it can get ugly fas
SFGTV
Jan 31, 2013 8:30pm PST
-risk populations in our city. for hepatitis b, that would be the asian pacific islander population. for hepatitis c that would be our baby boomers as well as iv drug users and then also african-american population. and then the second study is also -- it's looking at hepatitis b specifically and it's testing, screening, and looking to care for those chronically infected with hepatitis b and the target population is foreign born asian pacific islanders. >> okay, thank you very much. >> sure. >> supervisor mar? >> i'd like to open up to public comment. there are any members of the public that would wish to comment on items numbers 1 or 2. seeing none, public comment is closed. supervisor mar. * >> i wanted to ask dr. sanchez, i know there is a very broad and strong help b free coalition and within the baby boomer population, which i'm a part as well * , i'm just wondering is there a similar coalition that works on hep b as well? >> yes, there is a hepatitis c task force that was convened by the previous mayor and we meet and try to appropriately target those high-risk population, the iv d
SFGTV2
Feb 1, 2013 12:30pm PST
ballistics ammunition and banning them from possession in our city. the second piece of legislation is we believe that any person who purchases more than 500 rounds of any type of ammunition, notice should go to our police chief so that we have time to investigate as to reasons why that purchase should be made and understand who is making it. so, we are introducing a second piece of legislation about notification to our police chief of any of that kind of high level of purchase. these are at least two things that we are introducing today. there are potentially more to come, but we wanted to begin by taking action on this. and i stand here in front of you with a full display of some of the armory that was collected, turned in by people with the incentive of providing them with some remuneration of these weapons that were in their homes or other types of possession of this. and, of course, some of the ammunition that we will let you see that is not just body piercing, but designed to even be even more destructive. that's the reason why i have dr. campbell here. there have been many occas
SFGTV2
Feb 1, 2013 11:00am PST
, distinguished guests from the community, city family, all of us coming together. last year we held a pilot project on stockton street to help the merchants and support the merchants in selling their merchandise. we were able -- we were very successful. we got a lot of great feedback from the pilot. so this year again, we are doing the second year of the pilot. all the agencies and the community and the merchants, we got together, and talked about how we can do better. and without further delay, i will ask the mayor to come and say a few words, who is a big supporter of this project. mayor lee. >> thank you mohammed. [ applause ] >> i am very happy to be here. is this okay? all right. all right. [ laughter ] all right. first of all, happy new year to everyone. this is what i'm looking forward to every year and i know the merchants and residents and all the small businesses are excited. a year ago board of supervisors president david chiu and i and members of the community discussed how we can continue the economic vitality of the city and clearly we registered a big support for small
LINKTV
Feb 1, 2013 3:00pm PST
on earth. we live on the frozen tundra and in the searing deserts. we live in thriving cities of millions and in isolated camps of a few dozen. some societies seem simple because they are small and their members are self-sufficient and use simple tools. others seem complex because they have large populations and people depend on each other for food and goods and use sophisticated technology. in between, there is a range that fills the spectrum. all of these differences are cultural, learned behavior, the result of a complex interaction between our inventiveness and our natural environments. as we search for new horizons, our inventiveness thrusts us across the boundaries of space, into new worlds. this new view of earth dispels an ancient myopia -- the artificial boundaries of our states and the politics that often divide us. here is a vision of one planet and one family of humankind. but the view from earth reminds us of a common human dilemma, the rise and fall of our many ways of life. here, among the ruins of ancient civilizations, archaeologists are retracing the steps in a
CBS
Jan 31, 2013 6:00pm PST
to get it? >> reporter: there is no question the housing market is hot. dozens of cities are registering double-digit increases in home prices some up nearly 40% in the 4th quarter. a key force behind real estate demand in the bay area, the economy building and more people finding jobs. and while edwin is moving out of the state, ruthie hopes one day to call the bay area one day home sweet home. >> we have to let it go and see where things lie. >> reporter: you will recall in 2005 the housing market was on fire. people would send letters and videos to try to obtain a house. and also have their offers on the table. it's not quite like that yet, liz. but it's getting there with the multiple offers and the difference now is that home buyers had that solid cash offer right now which actually is a good thing to build that equity as you get your foot in the door. >> the competition is so high it makes it hard. >> reporter: absolutely. >> thank you. >>> bay area headlines tonight in san jose, three home invasion suspects appeared in court. the teenagers are accused of breaking into
ABC
Feb 1, 2013 4:30am PST
police handled the crowds. this sunday could be more dramatic. even those not watching in the city limits police urge everyone to enjoy super bowl sunday safely. >> the message we have is if you are celebrating or consume alcohol, do it in a way that does not require you to drive. plan ahead. celebrate at home. get a cab. do not drink and drive. >> as we look ahead to another hopeful world championship in the same year the celebrations after the giants' world series win in october were violent, destructive with law enforcement hoping if they win the super bowl it does not come to that, the the destructive people do not ruin for others. >> officials are cracking down on counterfeit sports apparel, with phony gear at the to which the list. authorities have seized $300,000 worth of counterfeit merchandise in the bay area part of a nation-wide effort called "operation red zone," with federal agents confiscating $13 million in counterfeit goods since september. abc7 news reporter katie marzullo will have more on the crackdown from new orleans. >> the 49ers are facing another issue surrounding
LINKTV
Feb 1, 2013 4:30am PST
. what is considered the oldest city in the netherlands was built on the banks of a river that was and still is good for trade, but it also makes the town very susceptible to rising water levels brought on by climate change. the people are worried that their levees may soon prove ineffective, and so they've come up with a creative solution. >> the city embraces the rhine, but soon, one arm of the river will flow through an entire section of the city. according to the plan, about half of these houses will give way to water. levies will be moved to create an island. most residents have left. the ones left no their days here are also numb. >> we are alone here. >> we are the last to leave. there's nothing we can do about it. >> in five years, there will be water here. it will come from the other side of the levy, flow underneath the levee, and back into the main part of the river. >> their family business with nine employees has been here for 20 years. one public authorities first unveiled the plan, they fought against it. >> what you have, you have. it is never certain that something new
SFGTV
Jan 31, 2013 6:30pm PST
city in america to host the super bowl sunday in 2013. but friends you know what still mother - i'm concerned that some folks are still not involved in this great city. i'm proud that working with the trades units and we have consistently meet and exceeding our goals of placing people on projects. thank you commissioner. last summer we provided more than 5 thousand summer jobs for young people in partnership with the united people in the bay. we also were involved in other events that will place the youth of this city in jobs. in fact, the first s f young people are graduating. in a disversus community not everyone wants to work in construction jobs. working with our workforce nonprofits like j v s and young community developers and we need to expand them. next week i'm looking forward to attending the cad any to see all the folks who are graduating. our industry contributes good paying jobs to our hospitals, universities and medical firms. and finally, to fully insure that our economic recovery reaches every people in the community we must join with our democrat leader president ob
SFGTV
Jan 31, 2013 7:00pm PST
they often struggle to find their candidates. and it's clear to me the only way our city will continue to be strong is if we support the improvement of our city schools. in many cities they choose to address the keegs challenges by picking fights and appointing fingers but once again not in 90 san francisco. together we strive for excellence in our public schools not excused. last year, i met with our community leaders the first time in our memories the mayor and others and we all agree that technology, expediting our kids earlier with the expectation for college and seth them to in our economies is the keys key to success and we're making progress. san francisco unified continues to be the hive urban development are high. we've seen double digit high-grades among our latin and africa kids >> results are being recognized for our achievement we received a federal grab the to bring job training in our mission neighborhood. the supervisor knows about this. these gains are possible because reforms are underway the partnership are in place. for our kids to succeed in this economy w
SFGTV2
Jan 31, 2013 11:00pm PST
] that's better. the detroit tigers. and that can only happen in the greatest city in the world, san francisco! [cheers and applause] >> "san francisco, open your golden gate". (music). [cheers and applause] "san francisco, when i get home again i'm coming home". [cheers and applause] >> ladies and gentlemen, please welcome giants' announcer renel brooks moon. >> what's up everybody? hello san francisco giants fans. [cheers and applause] how are you doing? this is so nice. we had to do it twice; right? thank you all for coming out today. and ladies and gentlemen it is my honor to welcome you to the official city celebration honoring your 2012 world series champions san francisco giants. now, as we gather together as a community today to celebrate this joyous occasion we do want to take a moment first to recognize those impacted by hurricane sandy and mourn the lives loft from this disaster. of course the giants share a deep history with new york and our prayers go out to everyone on the east coast affected by this disaster and the red cross in those regions they really need our help
FOX
Feb 1, 2013 6:00pm EST
. >> the city is in great financial shape. $1.5billion in the bank. it comes as pressure has been on him because of questions about tax assessments and transparency. mayor gray said today, i'm sorry to see him go. >> he joined the district government when it was struggling. following a federal controlled board, gandi helped build the city's financial reputation. even boasting about it earlier this week at a press conference. >> in the mid 90s to triple-a. this is truly a financial renaissance. >> in a letter to mayor gray, he said, quote, i feel comfortable retiring at this time because the city is in excellent financial condition. perhaps the best in its history. >> he has done a great job as our chief financial officer and he made hard work look easy. >> he has also been cfo during dark days. most memorable in 2007, when tax office manager, harriette walters, was discovered ripping off taxpayers. $48million over many years. more recently, there have been questions about a lottery contract, changes to tax assessments, and transparency when it comes to the city's finances. >> there's
ABC
Feb 1, 2013 6:00am EST
in has been snowing for a while. just the usual amount of volume from dale city to the springfield interchange and on to 395 up to and across the 14th street bridge. back to you. >> thank you. there will be some issues for about the next year-and-a-half. it will affect your evening commute. >> it can be daunting at first. the 11th street bridge project and has been under way. now you will really feel the effect this afternoon and it could be tough on the way home. let's get to brianne carter. >> something to watch for if you will be headed out of the city later today during the evening. just ahead of the eighth street section is where we are. the ramp to pennsylvania avenue will be closed for 18 months as part of a larger project to improve traffic at downtown. the eastbound southeast southwest freeway section has been closed connecting you to pennsylvania avenue. the closure is expected to last anywhere from 18 months to 20 months. drivers heading out of the city today, you need to use the 695 outbound bridge in order to connect. brianne carter. >> floodwaters starting to recede i
SFGTV
Feb 1, 2013 3:30pm PST
the community discussed how we can continue the economic vitality of the city and clearly we registered a big support for small businesses. i wanted to make sure that everybody neighborhood in the city has a chance of cultural celebrations. when it comes to chinese new year, there is a huge celebrate in chinatown. we're a huge destination for visitors, a lot of people come to chinatown to celebrate chinese new year. as people come here, we wanted to help our small businesss with offering some additional space for them, but also make it even safer for our pedestrians. because if you have ever observed chinatown during the chinese new years, and david and i have been quite specific observers about this. you will see families and kids walk into the street in the middle of big buses and cars coming in. we didn't want that to happen. we didn't want anybody's safety to be compromised as we celebrate this new year's. because that would obviously be a serious hindrance. our public health director barbara garcia and transportation director ed reiskin, public works agencis, our wastewa
SFGTV
Feb 1, 2013 10:00am PST
certainty and it would both offer residential customers and the city considerably less risk around the of service. >> that is once you have built out. >>> yes, we have a farrell rapid build out schedule for that very reason we would start the program obviously with 100% bought power and then, quickly, roll out local resources to hedge that and so you would have within a couple of years a significant hedge on your wholesale price of power and by your four-year, five, year six, you are over 50% mitt gated and whatever happens in the market whether it goes up or down it is hit the c c a customer less than it would hit the p g and e kir or the direct access customer who have a more direct exposurethat commodity price. >> and then the residents you bring along after the commercial customers are enrolled. >> well in general because year face one is currently focused on the residential class we are recommending that the residential customers be added quickly in phase two along with the commercial customers to balance the load between day time and night time load is highly advisable in terms of l
SFGTV
Feb 1, 2013 9:00am PST
chair through the city attorney at the december 11 commission meet commission torres asked us to report back to see if p uc can used the two millions million dollars in park bound money allocated to lake -- last june an e-mail was sent to the city attorney asking if that opinion has been given and so far he has not received a response. to get an answer from the city attorney from this very important issue. for your information, commissioners, at the january 8 meeting of the park recreation and open space advisory committee, reckon park gave a 20 minute progresses report on capital planning for the year 2013. lake -- was not mentioned. reckon's park answer to my question about of the status of 2 million-dollar park bound money for lake merced, was that the park will not get around to looking at lake merced until sometime in august of this year eight months from now question for mr. kelly this is on the advance coco calendar you indicated that a commission workshop on lake merced would be held in about two months and didn't see any mention yet on the events calendar and so we hope
NBC
Jan 31, 2013 11:00pm EST
friday morning. officials are on alert. kai reed joins us live. is the city ready for this? >> the are trying to get ready. they have issued a cold blue and weather alert starting tomorrow through saturday morning. they did that every time the temperature goes below 23 for an extended period of time. we found a lot of people seeking shelter tonight. at the temperatures started to drop thursday night, more people seeking shelter from the cold dropped into this housing and resource center downtown. the center already holds 275 but take an additional 60 when it gets really cold, and offering a warm meal and bed. >> may see people who may not have utility services. >> when the city declares a code blue alert, the center dispatches outreach workers to go out and find people who need help. 13 other emergency shelters in the city will extend hours and increase their capacity. the university of maryland medical center has experienced a small number of cold weather related illnesses so far this cold season. but the doctor warns it does not take long for cold weather exposure to lead to a po
SFGTV
Feb 1, 2013 3:30am PST
views the city can offer. >>> amen. (applause) >> and it begins with the most beautiful people that live right here in this area, that no longer see suffering as part of their living environment, but see progress going forward. this is the promise of hope sf. this is personally what i recognize, what gavin started with his -- with the board of supervisors and make a big promise. but i get the lucky opportunity to see it through. i get to see the smiles of the people that are moving in and see their hopes continued. and again, it's the first of three phases for this project, but we have plans for alice griffith, for sunnydale, for potrero hill, for west side courts, every one of these will be touched. (applause) >> not just with their own money. we're going to see to it that our private partners, too, whether it's benny house or the sf foundation, the san francisco foundation that we are working very closely with already. they're helping me raise many of the private funds that go into the training services in support of services. and, of course, even our own staff at the mayor's offi
FOX
Jan 31, 2013 10:00pm EST
evacuations in parts of the city of laurel. bob barnard is there now. >> reporter: southbound route 1 is now open. the emergency shelter open in the city of laurel is now closed. the evacuation order which was never mandatory has been lifted and the water is receding, all this tall grass behind me just a couple hours ago was underwater including that warning sign back there. wever, it has been a deadly day here. this is what it looks like along a good portion of the patuxent river. >> this river is way beyond normal levels. >> reporter: about 8 feet higher than normal according to wsse officials. wednesday's heavy rains and significant runoff upstream forced the water authority to open the floodgates at both the brighton and duckett dams before dawn this morning to relieve pressure on the tridelphia and rocky gorge reservoirs. the release of all that water caught many downstream off guard including some homeless living along the river in nearby anne arundel county. >> i walked out to 4-foot of water. i've been sitting here freezing all day. >> reporter: a friend of his did not get out
SFGTV2
Feb 1, 2013 3:30pm PST
a better direction in the same effort of reducing effort -- violence in our city. >> >> you often heard me even in the reflection of the great success that our city is feeling on the eve of having a major sports team win the world series or now a football team that has become very successful and certainly a basketball team that desires to come here and create jobs and make strong commitments to our communities, even in the face of all these technology companies that are coming here and helping us uplift our economy, even within that success, you hear me talking about the people who aren't getting those jobs, the people who are making decisions everyday in our streets, in our community, and i will not be mincing words -- it is in the bay view. in in the visitation valley. it is in the mission where their dispute resolution is at the end of a gun and this is the way they're talking. this is the way they're dealing with each other and then with anybody who attempts to interfere with that. you have heard me say even with the success of all of our departments and everything that they'r
NBC
Feb 1, 2013 4:00pm EST
. already very cold right now. temperatures into the 20s in around the 30 degree mark in the city, but windchills down into the single digits in parts of the area. here's our little storm system that came through a little earlier today. notice the clearing skies. earlier this morning the storm brought about an half inch to an inch, some areas along 1 1/2 inches. out towards portions of delaware picking up 4 to 6 inches. we barely missed out, but this storm is out of here, and in behind it very windy conditions and cold conditions. take a look at the current wind gusts. 32 in leesburg, 30 in manassas, 30 back towards martins burg. very windy conditions, with cold air, and you talk windchills. look at these windchills right now, 16 in washington, 16 in frederick. 9 in winchester, 19 in culpepper. w50e6g9 a couple chances of snow. i'll talk more about that later. >>> anne arundel cow executive john leopold has resigned effective immediately. it come at least day after being suspended from his high-profile job when a judge found him guilty. he'll be sentenced march 14th. leopold found guil
FOX
Feb 1, 2013 5:00am PST
. we're live in daly city i'm tara moriarty ktvu channel 2 news. >> we have live team coverage of the 49ers and super bowl continues. joe is live in new orleans on the final preparations for sunday's big game. >> reporter: i'm going to show you something you can't see in the bay area this morning. that is the sun coming up over the mississippi river. as new orleans comes awake this morning. we are about to get to the reason we're all here. and that is super bowl xlvii on sunday. they have never had a joint press conferences between opposing super bowls but then again they've never had brothers in the super bowl either. one of the big thing is michael crabtree as a key receiver. crabtree is having his best year by far. he's got nine touchdown catches over 1,000 yards receiving and part of it due to the fact he's been 100% healthy this year. he says that is not the only story. a lot of people forget i've had four quarterbacks since i've been in the league. this is not my first transition. a lot of people want to put emphasis on ellis smith to colin kaepernick. this is my fourth quarterb
SFGTV2
Jan 31, 2013 7:30pm PST
the city. behind you is a large piece of something exposed. you are looking at a large class that was xextricated in a quarry about hundred years ago. this is a secretive sandstones, shales, accumulated debris. essentially it ended up piled up here. the quarry activity was so intense and they used some much at dynamite that the kind of over blasted. 10 feet of the face was left shattered. you can see the fresh colors and a pile of debris which is precariously perched on the edge of a cliff up there. it is more fresh and more recent than the rest. it stands out because there's no vegetation. there is no weathering of material. those are the kinds of things you look for. >> there are many types of slides. there is the bedrock slides which we are looking at in is a combination of a block slide and where the material is just out of balance and is falling off. rainfall pushes from the ground water and out of the cliff. as you can see, the slides artistic one of many types of landslides or slope failures. >> do we have all of these kind of failures in san francisco? >> unfortunately, we
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